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Rent Control in 3 Minutes

Mission Loc@l visits the issue of rent control in what's generally a rehash of existing arguments, but it's nice to see the frontman and frontwoman on the respective sides. There's Calvin Welch, who pushed for rent control in the late 70s, who today says the sad side effect of San Francisco's existing policy is its "built-in economic incentive to displace existing tenants." Meanwhile, the director of the San Francisco Apartment Association says rent control makes the city a "less desirable place to live for everyone," and thinks rental subsidies and some affordable housing program would be better. [Mission Loc@l]